In my last blog post, I showed you pictures from my study trip to London in December. Well, I still have photos to show you, but this time it is from Skövde.

Last weekend, I visited Skövde for the event VFF Symposium. It is an event where coaches, referees, players, leaders and football / soccer workers from all over Sweden visits to see seminars and lectures. Over 1000 people visited Skövde during this weekend.

So, with no further ado, here is some pictures from VFF Symposium 2019 (next time, I promise you I will write a more proper blog post, but in the meantime, enjoy!).


Arena Skövde from the outside. An early morning in january, and still no sign of the sun…


Peter Gerhardsson, the former Head Coach for BK Häcken’s Men’s Team (now Head Coach for Women’s National Team), started the VFF Symposium with his speech. Among many things, he talked about his view on leadership, the difference between contacts and relationships and how you can have structured attacking style.


William Lundin, from FC Trollhättan, shows how his team plays 3-5-2. A young and very interesting coach, to say the least. Funny fact – He was coach for BK Wobbler before I came there in 2015.


It wasn’t just football / soccer on VFF Symposium. Here is Rikard Grönborg, Head Coach for ice hockey national team for men. He talked about his own view of leadership, which is a mix of the swedish and american style since he has lived in the states for large part of his life. Leadership is universal.


Magnus Edlund, former assistant coach of IFK Göteborg, shows the importance of individual defense. We had a bit of an argument about man-man-marking versus positional defense, but I do have a great respect for him. You don’t have to think a like all the time.


Katarina Dunder Olsson and Erik Lundstedt, now in Sjömarkens IF, shows their view on defense and attacking. Not very impressed, but still it takes some guts to stand on the stage.